The portrait of curley's wife in of mice and men danica cerce preferably a in steinbeck's women: essays in criticism, ed tetsumaro hayashi. Isolation of the characters in 'of mice and men' curley's wife is the only female as her heavily sexualised manner is the key point of criticism amongst the men.
George of the famous duo leading john steinbeck's of mice and men exclaims with disdain after first meeting curley's wife, the newly married.
The preface to the essential criticism of john steinbeck's of mice and mark spilka's 1974 analysis of curley's wife, gender, and violence an excerpt. There's candy, whose only companion was an old dog, crooks, the isolated black man, curley's wife, who is trapped and subjected to curley in their marriage,.
Curley's wife can be read as a predatory character in her use of her sexual allure still, a critique of this analysis is that, for a predatory character, curley's wife.
The world of post-feminist literary criticism has swarmed all over the absence of a name for curley's wife, but it's a red herring i suspect steinbeck modeled the.